You think that the Whino is sane? Well, think again. Along with his rantings about Stark, his selective memory about the Tompkins County deficit (which he admitted to and is in public records), here is where he posted that a reporter, Craig Malisow, tried to blackmail him. Just had to dig it up with all this happening about Stark. I'm quicker than the Whino, because he took this off his blog within an hour of posting it. Gotcha, Whino.
January 27, 2009
By Fax and E-Mail: 713-280-2444
Dear Ms. Downing,
I just read the blog by Craig Malisow claiming he is going to show my "real" credentials in an in-depth piece about me in the Houston Press tomorrow. I was always concerned about the tenor of his questions, feeling he was looking for dirt on me, rather than focusing on the issue at hand: shelter reform in Houston. I suggested that rather than talking to only detractors, he speak to successful shelter directors such as Bonney Brown in Reno, Suzanne Kogut in Charlottesville, and Abigail Smith in Tompkins County. He chose not to.
Instead, he sent me the enclosed e-mail attempting to blackmail me for money. When I challenged him on it, he claimed it was just a joke, but his refusal to speak to successful shelter directors, and his teaser of somehow exposing me, the tenor of his questions, and the fact that it is not funny, unprofessional, and in fact is blackmail on its face, puts his claim of trying to be funny into doubt. It has also caused me a great deal of personal distress.
After I received this e-mail, I debated not responding to further e-mails, but frankly I feared not being supported by his superiors, and angrying him further. But I see now that an appeal to fairness with Mr. Malisow has fallen on deaf ears. I am asking that the Houston Press look into the matter, censure Mr. Malisow, and preempt the publication of any hit piece. It isn't fair and it isn't right.
Trying to blackmail someone is neither funny nor professional. It is, in fact, illegal. Of course, I didn't pay the cash but maybe my detractors did? Even if it was a joke, it shows a remarkable level of unprofessionalism and lack of sense. Please do what is right.
Very truly yours,
Nathan J. Winograd
When Patricia J. Ruland was doing her story in Austin, Winograd wrote to her editor, not accusing her of blackmail, but accusing her of unprofessionalism, blah,blah,blah. The editor of the Austin Chronicle fired back at him that he stood by his reporter and wondered how Winograd knew what the article was about BEFORE it had even been written or published.
I'll tell you how he knew, he knew from the type of questions being asked by Ruland and Malisow. Some people have enough common sense to know that Winograd's version just doesn't make sense. Winograd also said that Bonney Brown in Reno was displeased for whatever reason when Ruland interviewed her and the editor invited Brown to voice that directly to him. She never did.
It doesn't take a psychologist to see that there is something bad wrong with Winograd. It takes an idiot to think that he is sane. Birds of a feather shit together, Brent Toellner and Mike Fry.